Sagebrush Rebellion

How to prevent an anti-government revolution
How to prevent an anti-government revolution
In eastern Oregon, one strategy has proven effective at inoculating communities against extremist ideology.
How yellowcake shaped the West
How yellowcake shaped the West
The ghosts of the uranium boom continue to haunt the land, water and people.
Under Biden, the BLM backtracks on Hammond grazing permit
Under Biden, the BLM backtracks on Hammond grazing permit
Days before their herd was set to return to public lands near Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, two fire-starting ranchers lose their grazing rights.
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
The feds just lost another case against public lands occupiers.
What the Arpaio pardon means for civil rights
What the Arpaio pardon means for civil rights
State and local officials may see it as permission to pursue more aggressive federal immigration tactics.
Latest: Malheur occupiers sentenced
Latest: Malheur occupiers sentenced
Ten other participants still await their punishment.
At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence
At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence
The trial over a 2014 showdown raises issues about the right to bear arms and assemble.
Bundy supporter gets 68 years
Bundy supporter gets 68 years
In April, a jury found Gregory Burleson guilty for his part in the 2014 armed standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.
A California counter-attack could ward off land transfers
A California counter-attack could ward off land transfers
In response to Trump, the West’s most liberal state goes on the offensive.
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
New evidence links defendants to other anti-government gatherings in the West.
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
The embattled lawman faces charges of criminal contempt.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
Will the state’s movement to protect public lands affect Greg Gianforte?
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
An Oregon rancher is charged for an elk slaughter.
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Some Bundy supporters see the jury deadlock as a sliver of hope.
Bunkerville standoff case ruled a mistrial
Bunkerville standoff case ruled a mistrial
Two defendants found guilty, but jury “deadlocked” over fate of remaining four.
Jury deliberates in 2014 Bundy standoff trial
Jury deliberates in 2014 Bundy standoff trial
Cliven Bundy’s sway over his followers featured prominently in first of three trials.
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.
The Malheur Refuge  trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
The Malheur Refuge trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
Four defendants receive guilty verdicts, ending a yearlong drama.
Latest: Family ordered to pay up for unauthorized grazing
Latest: Family ordered to pay up for unauthorized grazing
The Hages owe more than a half-million dollars.
Lessons from the first week of the Bundy standoff trial
Lessons from the first week of the Bundy standoff trial
Checking in on jury selection and opening statements.
Outdoor rec industry defends public lands
Outdoor rec industry defends public lands
Utah’s delegation tries to roll back protections, riling a conservation-minded outdoors cohort.
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